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Segment: Upper Premium

The Maybach SW series included numerous versions of vehicles, including coupes, convertibles, and limousines.

They shared the same chassis, but with different wheelbases. And some were very rare, such as the model 42.

WWII already started in 1939 when the first SW42 rolled out from the factory, but it was the same as before: the chassis was built by Maybach and then the bodywork was supplied by other companies such as Glass, Spohn, or Vysoke Myto in Slovakia. The last vehicle built over an empty SW42 chassis is believed to be the Erdman&Rossi in 1949 for an East Germany official.

The main idea of the time was that a custom-built needs to be done by special workshops and the chassis, drivetrain, and engine to be built by another workshop. From the 133 chassis built by Maybach for the SW42, The main difference between the SW38 and the SW42 was the engine displacement. Due to the shortage of better fuel, which was used by the German Army, the car-manufacturer had to lower the compression ratio up to 6.6:1, instead of the regular 8:1. Due to that, the power output dropped. But Maybach didn't want its cars to be sluggish and slow. With the increase, it obtained the same 140 hp from the straight-six unit. The carburetors were also modified for the lower-quality fuel.

The interior of the Maybach 42, regardless of the bodywork, was built with high-quality materials. An interesting quality of the vehicles, especially for those built by Spohn, was that they featured electrically operated windows.

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MAYBACH Typ SW 42 1940 - 1945
  2 gasoline engines
  • 4.2
  • 4.2 Lang

MAYBACH Typ SW 42 4.2

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.2
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
4196 cm3
Power
103 KW @ 4000 RPM
140 HP @ 4000 RPM
138 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetors
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
99 mph (159 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Sequential, 4 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Drums
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
7.50-17
DIMENSIONS
Width
72.8 in (1849 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/58.3 in (1,440/1,481 mm)
Wheelbase
133.1 in (3381 mm)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
13.1 mpg US (18 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
427 g/km

MAYBACH Typ SW 42 4.2 Lang

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.2 Lang
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
4196 cm3
Power
103 KW @ 4000 RPM
140 HP @ 4000 RPM
138 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Fuel System
Carburetors
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
99 mph (159 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
Sequential, 4 Speed
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Drums
Rear
Drums
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
7.50-17
DIMENSIONS
Width
72.8 in (1849 mm)
Front/rear Track
56.7/58.3 in (1,440/1,481 mm)
Wheelbase
144.9 in (3680 mm)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
Combined
13.1 mpg US (18 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
427 g/km
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